LONDON (BBC): A Russian hacker took control of a BBC computer server and attempted to sell access to it to other cybercriminals, according to reports. US firm Hold Security told Reuters and the Financial Times that it had spotted the hacker advertising the exploit on a black market forum last week. It said it was not clear whether the attacker secured a sale before the broadcaster reacted. A BBC spokesman said: “We do not comment on security issues.”
The corporation had previously listed a log-on and password for the service on its news website in 2002 to allow the public to upload video and audio messages marking the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.